'American Idol' Tour Set List Revealed, 'Idols' Tweet Following First Show
“Lemme tell ya, if you ain’t got a ticket yet, you better get one” Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery advises.
The American Idol Summer Tour kicked off last night in Salt Lake City, Utah to enthusiastic fans and emphatic reviews. The local Salt Lake Tribune even heralded the Top 11 as the “most talented cast yet.”
There were plenty of duets and medley’s performed, as well as a few original singles from Pia Toscano (Interscope), Lauren Alaina (Mercury Nashville) and of course, Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery (Mercury Nashville). Top 40 hits covered on opening night include Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” and Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You.” Find the complete set list below.
One common complaint from fans stemmed from the amount of time Toscano, who finished 9th in the competition, was allotted on stage. The newly signed Interscope artist appeared 10 times (bested only by Alaina’s 11), while the likes of Paul McDonald and Jacob Lusk appeared only 4 times each. McDonald was eliminated in the 8th round, while Lusk held on to 5th place.
Following the performance, McCreery tweeted, “dagum, what a night. Such a great nite! n lemme tell ya, if you aint got a ticket yet, you better get one. it’ll be well worth it, #promise!”
Alaina gushed, “Tonight was incredible !!! The tour is officially launched!”
Casey Abrams wrote, “I had some fun, and lots of fun too.”
Stefano Langone simply posted, “Oooooooo baby.”
The crew’s next stop is in Everett, Washington on July 8, followed by Portland, Oregon on July 9. The tour will make a total of 47 stops across the continental U.S. taking their final bow in Rochester, New York on Sept. 10.
Pia Toscano, Lauren Alaina, Thia Megia, Naima Adedapo, and Haley Reinhart – "Born This Way" (Lady Gaga)
Pia Toscano – "Empire State of Mind" (Jay-Z and Alicia Keys)
Pia Toscano and Stefano Langone – "California King Bed" by (Rihanna)
Paul McDonald – "Maggie May" (Rod Stewart)
Thia Megia – "Who Says" (Selena Gomez & the Scene)
Pia Toscano, Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart & Naima Adedapo – "Tightrope" (Janelle Monáe)
Stefano Langone – "Grenade" (Bruno Mars)
Stefano Langone and the Ladies of the Tour - "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" (Usher)
Stefano Langone, Paul McDonald, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams - "Animal" (Neon Trees)
Naima Adedapo – "On the Floor" (Jennifer Lopez)
Pia Toscano – "This Time" (Pia Toscano)
Lauren Alaina, Pia Toscano and Thia Megia – "Firework" (Katy Perry)
Casey Abrams – "Smooth" (Rob Thomas and Santana)
Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart – "Moanin'"
Casey Abrams – "Harder to Breathe" (Maroon 5)
All (Except Scotty McCreery) - "Forget You!" (Cee Lo Green)
Lauren Alaina - "Flat on the Floor" (Katrina Elam)
Lauren Alaina - "Like My Mother Does" (Kristy Lee Cook)
Lauren Alaina, Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone, and Thia Megia — "If I Die Young" (The Band Perry)
James Durbin - "Sweet Child o' Mine" (Guns N' Roses)
James Durbin - "Uprising" (Muse)
Jacob Lusk — "Never Too Much" (Luther Vandross)
Jacob Lusk, Stefano Langone, Pia Toscano, Thia Megia - "You're All I Need to Get By" (Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell)
Haley Reinhart — "The House of the Rising Sun" (Traditional)
Haley Reinhart — "Bennie and the Jets" (Elton John)
Scotty McCreery — "Your Man" by (Josh Turner)
Scotty McCreery — "Are You Going to Kiss Me Or Not" by (Thompson Square)
Scotty McCreery — "I Love You This Big" (Scotty McCreery)
Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina — "When You Say Nothing at All" (Keith Whitley)
Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Thia Megia, Pia Toscano and Haley Reinhart — "Gone" (Montgomery Gentry)
Group Medley – James & Lauren — "Here I Go Again" (Whitesnake), Paul, Haley & Casey — "Faithfully" (Journey), Stefano, Naima, Thia, & Jacob — "Walk This Way" (Aerosmith), all — "Any Way You Want It/Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin" (Journey)
[Editor's Note: This set list has been updated from the original post.]
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